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CL63 - Associate Degree of Applied Technology


Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

This course is an exit award for students undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Technology.

Career Information

Associate Degree of Engineering graduates enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors. As an applied technologist associate you may prepare drawings or specifications for others to use in manufacture or construction. Graduates would expect to find employment in a workshop environment, where their skills in scheduling and estimating will support the management of engineering workshop based projects.

The Associate Degree of Applied Technology course is based on the project-based learning philosophy which offers the opportunity to learn in context. This approach is designed to produce work-ready graduates with industry-relevant skills.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) ADAppTech
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

Not applicable. This is an exit award for the Bachelor of Applied Technology.

Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Not Applicable. This is an exit award for the Bachelor of Applied Technology.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CL42 - Diploma of Engineering Studies
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Some units in this course may have compulsory residential schools. You should check the individual unit information.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply and reflect on underpinning skills and knowledge in an engineering workshop context
  • 2. Solve basic engineering problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science
  • 3. Resolve engineering issues by applying engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • 4. Demonstrate ethical conduct and responsibility as a team member
  • 5. Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96

In order to complete this course, you must:

Complete the Core Structure. This will include the core engineering units and the elective units.

Note that full-time students generally enrol in 24cp per term and part-time students (working more than 20 hours a week) generally enrol in a half-load i.e. 12cp per term.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENCL11001 Introduction to Light Vehicle Technology
ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
ENEG11006 Engineering Statics
MATH11218 Applied Mathematics
ENCL11002 Light Vehicle Drive Systems
ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers
ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity
MATH11219 Applied Calculus
ENCL11003 Light Vehicle Controls and Monitoring
ENEG12007 Creative Engineering

In addition to the units listed above, you must complete 5 elective units. These units must all be at an undergraduate level 2.

More Details
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